Ernest in Love: Musical Info & Synopsis


Ernest in Love is a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic play The Importance of Being Earnest. Set in Victorian England, the story follows the adventures of two young bachelors, Jack and Algernon, who create fictitious identities to escape their social obligations. But as they attempt to navigate the pitfalls of love and mistaken identities, hilarity ensues. Ernest in Love is a comedic romp that’s filled with wordplay, romance, and unexpected surprises.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Cast Size: 12+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1800s / England (London)

Creative Team

Music: Lee Pockriss

Lyrics/Book: Anne Croswell

Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (1960)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


1960s, Comedic

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